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Postgraduate Course: Financial Management for Public and Not for Profit Organisations (CMSE11160)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will develop the knowledge and understanding of students with respect to financial management within the public sector. Students will be introduced to the major financial tools used within the public sector. The course aims to develop the critical as well as the operational capability of students in analysing and handling the above mentioned tools. The course intends to develop a capability and knowledge that students will be able to develop in their specific working environment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Financial Management for Public and Not for Profit Organisations2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives and Cognitive Skills:
The course aims to provide a breath of knowledge including public sector financial performance, budget construction, cost control, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), market testing/outsourcing, Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnership (PPP). The course will allow students to critically analyse the above mentioned information and techniques, making them aware of the advantages and the limits of different methodologies. Financial management requires a good understanding of methods of resource allocation and how these are captured in financial statements. It also requires detailed knowledge of internal accounting, especially budgeting and partnership working (market testing, PPP).


Key Skills:
On completion of the assessed course work students should be able to:
& Compare, appraise and evaluate different financial management techniques;
& Identify strengths and weakness of the major financial tools in use drawing on appropriate examples;
& Demonstrate and understand financial management concepts and terminology.
Assessment Information
There is one coursework which counts for 30% of the total mark and a final two hour exam which counts for 70% of the total mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Iris Bosa
Tel: (0131 6)51 3025
Email: Iris.Bosa@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sarah Jack
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854
Email: Sarah.Jack@ed.ac.uk
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